Wednesday April 27th, 2016

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Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins was optioned to Triple A Toledo on Wednesday, the team announced.

The move came after Collins directed an obscene gesture at home fans on Monday when he misplayed a ball in the sixth inning. Collins appeared to lose track of the ball in the lights, allowing it to drop in for a hit. The home fans started booing after the play and Collins responded by raising his middle finger to the crowd and cursing. 

JAFFE: Collins's obscene gesture joins ranks of past MLB bad behavior

The 25-year-old apologized after the game and told reporters he felt embarrassed by the incident.

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